NASA wants to pay you $19,000 to stay in bed for two months

Well, isn’t this just the most attractive job listing you ever did see. NASA has announced another run of its ‘get paid to lie down’ program, in which they’ll pay successful applicants a tasty $19,000 (just under $27,000 AUD) to stay in bed for two months.

So yeah, it turns out you can be lazy and get a job all at once. Mum was wrong.

nasa cat in bed

If you’re sick of standing on your own two feet, boy have we got some news for you. NASA are paying a group of lucky ladies $19,000 to stay in bed for two months.

NASA, the European Space Agency and the German Aerospace Centre are bringing their heads together to research how bodies react to weightlessness in space. Here on earth, lying prone 24 hours per day simulates that effect.

During 60 days of the 89 day study, you will lie in bed on a small incline, meaning your feet will be slightly above your head. You’ll need to do everything in that position, including eating, sleeping and going to the bathroom. How that works I have no idea – I guess we’ll trust the scientists when they say it can be done.

If you’re a healthy women aged 24 to 55, you don’t smoke, you’re between five and six feet, and have a body mass index of 19 to 30, you’re clear to apply.

All the info you need can be found here (you’ll need to translate the page into English). We wish you all the best for your sweet, sweet slumber.